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Postby justjp » March 8th, 2015, 10:39 am

Hey all. I have another juni that isn't sprouting new needles. For some 3 months now it has been the same size with needles that are rough to the touch. I fertilize every week. The styling is not traditional I am aware of that eventually I'll restyle it. Any ideas....Image

Here is another pic showing the foliage as you see only one new sprout in 4 monthsImage

Compare that to another juni that is beautifully soft to the touch and has heaps and heaps of new foliage Image
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Re: Juniper

Postby justjp » March 8th, 2015, 10:40 am

If anyone has any tricks please let me know. I love this tree but it's looks aren't quite there
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Postby MoGanic » March 8th, 2015, 1:31 pm

Not sure where you're looking mate but to me all those light green needles are new...

Cute little tree though, needs a smaller pot if the roots can handle it haha.

Also, I've known junipers with needle foliage to be firm and prickly, only Pingii seems to have any softness. I think the first one you posted is maybe a squamata rather than a Pingii and the second is a Pingii.

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Re: Juniper

Postby justjp » March 8th, 2015, 2:08 pm

The second pic only has 2 or 3 new shoots. The last one is the one that is beautifully soft to the touch. Image

As you see in this pic the foliage is short and only a few new shoots have emerged.

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Re: Juniper

Postby justjp » March 8th, 2015, 2:09 pm

I have heaps of smaller pots. Can I repot now.
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Re: Juniper

Postby Phoenix238 » March 8th, 2015, 3:01 pm

I have a squamata and it's spiky as anything, wiring is a painful experience. New shoots start off soft for me but harden off within weeks.

How much sun does it get and how often do you fertilise?
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Re: Juniper

Postby justjp » March 8th, 2015, 4:15 pm

Heaps of sun. Full afternoon sun. I fertilize every week.
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Re: Juniper

Postby justjp » March 12th, 2015, 6:24 pm

Finally repotted the juni in a smaller pot. Image
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